Petr Cech says that he will never forget his first pre-season tour with Arsenal - especially after making his debut for the club.
The Czech Republic international started Saturday’s 3-1 win against Everton, helping the Gunners lift the Barclays Asia Trophy in the final game of the trip to Singapore.
Cech impressed with a number of crucial saves against Roberto Martinez’s side, and the 33-year-old was delighted with his first performance in an Arsenal shirt.
"I really enjoyed the team effort we put in and in the end we had a very good game"
“It’s great to win a game,” he told Arsenal Player. “The main importance was to get fit and to play well, to get ready for the Premier League and the early competitions. It was the first game for me and the first game for some other lads, but I really enjoyed the team effort we put in and in the end we had a very good game.
“I’m very pleased because the first game is very important and I obviously wanted to have a successful debut. I’m happy - my first game and my first trophy. If it can continue like this I will be delighted."
“It’s been a great week because we’ve been working hard,” added Cech. “We had two very positive games, and we can go back home to London happy and glad with what we achieved here. The main target was to get fit and it’s important that even when you are tired you win games.
“Everything has been great but [the most memorable moment was] probably my debut. When you play your first game, everybody has a big expectation and you win a game, [so] it is something to always remember.”
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